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Sunday, 06 April 2008
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The case of the speeding "polygamist" has given rise to some confusion, which I think needs to be cleared up. Why, it has been asked, is he not prosecuted for the crime of polygamy (technically bigamy*)? The answer is that he has committed no crime, because he doesn't have two wives under ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2008 6:22 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 06 April 2008
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We are watching BBC News 24 with live coverage of the "progress" of the Olympic torch round London. Why are the police allowing Chinese officials to surround the runners?  Chinese representatives should be behind. Any necessary security should be provided by the police.Anyway I am pleased ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2008 5:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 06 April 2008
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From the Burton Mail (Burton on Trent in Staffordshire) FIVE MEN from Burton charged in connection with a mass brawl outside the town's Central Mosque have gone on trial. Tariq Hussain, 39, of Anglesey Road, a detective sergeant with Staffordshire Police currently based at Tamworth, Mohammad Haroon, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2008 5:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 06 April 2008
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to bring the geraniums out from the garage, after temperatures on Friday of 64°, it is snowing again. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2008 3:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 06 April 2008
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I can’t make up my mind whether my favourite Charlton Heston film is Ben Hur or El Cid. It definitely isn’t Planet of the Apes, or Dynasty. This is from the BBC obituary of Charlton Heston who died yesterday. Whether starring as Judah Ben Hur, Michelangelo or Moses, Charlton Heston ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2008 2:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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Thom Shanker writes at New Duranty: WASHINGTON — Army leaders are expressing increased alarm about the mental health of soldiers who would be sent back to the front again and again under plans that call for troop numbers to be sustained at high levels in Iraq for this year and beyond. Among ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 3:44 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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Theodore Dalrymple writes at City Journal: Nietzsche, in one of his disconcertingly piercing aperçus, wrote: “‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that,’ says my pride, and remains adamant. At last—my memory yields.” Hillary Clinton ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 3:32 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England cleared his special assistant of any wrongdoing related to a run-in with former Joint Staff analyst Stephen Coughlin, and amid questions about the Muslim aide's background. "The deputy secretary's office has thoroughly reviewed the issues of concern raised ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 2:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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I don't know if this is STILL the case, but in the early 1990s when I travelled to the Middle East, it was standard practice for Middle Eastern customs and border personnel to confiscate any and all "Christian" accessories (prayer beads, rosaries, bibles, holy pictures, medals, etc) and DESTROY ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 2:42 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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"Christians have frequently been caught up in the violence or been targeted in this predominantly Muslim country."-- from this news article This is the kind of careless remark, thrown into a newspaper account, that appears to inform, but instead misleads. What does it mean to say ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 2:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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The Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens Westminster erected to commemorate the abolition of slavery within the British Empire. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 2:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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If I can be pedantic and dull for a moment - and it is only a moment - there is an aspect of the speeding polygamist case that should be considered. His lawyer argued that he should escape a ban because he was commuting between two wives. The report suggests - although we are not given ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 11:43 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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An off-licence is licenced to sell alchohol for consumption "off the premises". In theory, but not in my imagination, it equates to an American "liquor store". The opposite of "off the premises" is "on the premises". I share Dot Wordsworth's horror at the barbarism ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 9:22 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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LATimes blog, La Plaza: The latest advertising campaign in Mexico from Swedish vodka maker Absolut promises to push all the right buttons south of the U.S. border, but it could ruffle a few feathers in El Norte. The billboard and press campaign, created by advertising agency TeranTBWA  and now ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 8:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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LATimes blog: ...The event brought together defense contractors from around the world to discuss the newest trends in counter-terrorism strategies, according to the English-language daily, The Jordan Times: Some 300 exhibitors from across the world showcased state-of-the-art equipment and weaponry, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 8:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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Charles Moore tells us how our money is being spent: [D]id you know that the Foreign Office’s counter-terrorism department has a ‘Grievances and Counter-Narrative Team’ which employs at least six people? Now that you do, do you sleep more soundly in your bed? I would imagine ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 8:40 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBi51GYF3s ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 5:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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An interesting article this morning from the Ottawa Citizen on the current misunderstanding of the history of the Crusades. "The Crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history," says historian Thomas Madden. "The Crusades were in every way a defensive war. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 3:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 05 April 2008
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From The Scotsman A SPEEDING driver has avoided a ban after his lawyer argued that he needed his licence to visit both his wives. Mohammed Anwar, 51, was caught driving at more than twice the speed limit on his way home from work in Falkirk. The restaurant owner, who has two wives under Islamic law, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2008 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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Oh Lonesome Me (second song Cowboy Copas) Sea of Heartbreak (second song Jim Reeves & Dottie West) ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 7:20 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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... Oxford scholars, after putting together educational biographies for some 300 known members of violent Islamist groups from 30 countries, concluded that a majority of these Islamist terrorists were not just highly educated, but a startling number of them are engineers. Indeed, according to Gambetta ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 5:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. —  The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming that a Wyoming State Penitentiary policy restricting prisoners' mealtimes violates the constitutional rights of two Muslim inmates. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of Joseph ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 3:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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PETALING JAYA: It is unconstitutional to punish non-Muslims for committing khalwat (close proximity) as there is no provision in law for it... Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said yesterday that Article 121(A) of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 3:40 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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A gang of Muslim fanatics discussed “sacrificing” their wives and babies by taking them on an alleged suicide bombing mission to blow up transatlantic jets, a court has heard. The alleged “martyrdom” plot, which was just “a couple of weeks” from fruition, also included ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 1:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 04 April 2008
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An exclusive from The Times Chinese paramilitary police have killed eight people after opening fire on several hundred Tibetan monks and villagers in bloody violence that will fuel human rights protests as London prepares to host its leg of the Olympic torch relay this weekend. Witnesses said the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2008 1:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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